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Don’t Let This Charleston Home’s Calm Rooms Fool You; It’s a High-Tech WFH Workspace
Name: Andreea Gaul, husband Bryan, daughter Alina, Marlo (German shepherd), Louie (corgi), Penelope (cat)Location: Charleston, SCSize: 2,600 square feetType of Home: Single FamilyYears Lived In: 6 months, ownedWhen lifestyle content creator Andreea Gaul and her husband, Bryan, moved from Chicago to Charleston, they were shocked at the amount of space they could get for their money. And they needed it!
Mar 16, 2023
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This DIY Queen Shows Us How a Smart Home Can Be a Stylish One in Her Atlanta Townhouse
Name: Camille, husband Jack, and son EastonLocation: AtlantaSize: 2,250 square feetType of home: TownhomeYears lived in: 1.5 years (owned)Camille Dobbins-Jackson’s very first DIY didn’t just change her home — it changed her whole career. She wanted to create a show-stopping foyer in the airy Atlanta townhome she shares with her husband and son: complete with new moulding, elegant lighting, and a museum-style gallery of family portraits.
Mar 14, 2023
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5 Must-Know Tips for Pet Proofing Your Space
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Mar 13, 2023
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How to Make One Space Suit Two Different Design Tastes (And Still Look Cohesive)
Finding your own style can be tricky enough, let alone adding someone else’s into the mix. But when we’re sharing a space — be it with roommates, significant others, or family members — that’s exactly what we have to do. While mixing modern with traditional or boho with industrial may sound like mixing oil and water, there’s a way to do it that lets everyone feel at home. And it can actually be fun, too.
Mar 10, 2023
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How to Make Hanging Wall Planters from Coffee Cups
No patio? No problem. This DIY wall planter turns coffee cups into an ingenious indoor garden.
Feb 10, 2023
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How to Make a Buzz-Worthy Hanging Wall Banner
Because the morning is no time for subtlety.
Feb 7, 2023
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10 Stylish Home Upgrades from Overstock’s Bonkers Sale — And They All Ship Free
Our interior styles are always evolving — that’s half the fun of decorating! We’re constantly tweaking our decor to create a home that feels ever more ours. And while we love it when a guest compliments our efforts, like an area rug or accent chair, that’s not our favorite part. Our favorite part is getting to say, “You won’t believe the deal I got on this.” Enter Overstock.com.
Jan 18, 2023
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I Gifted Myself Peace of Mind for the Holidays (and Beyond)
This article is sponsored by Ring. All prices and savings listed in this post are as of publication and could change.There’s so much I love about living alone: decorating how I want, not hesitating to bring home yet another houseplant, never having to remind a roommate again to unload the dishwasher. But while living alone helps me feel more confident, more empowered, and more myself, it can also feel a little vulnerable sometimes.
Dec 2, 2022
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3 Designers Show Us How to Concept, Plan, and Actually Start On a Room Renovation
There’s nothing like getting that big idea for a room makeover or DIY. Your mind is swimming with inspiration, ideas, and daydreams about your brand-new space. You think, “So many possibilities!” And then you think, “So. Many. Possibilities.”Don’t panic: When you’re dreaming big, the first step is always the hardest.
Dec 1, 2022
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Before & After: These 3 Designers Aced the One Room Challenge
You can accomplish a lot in eight weeks — even a whole room renovation. That’s the spirit of the One Room Challenge®, a two-month event that encourages designers and DIYers of all experience levels to tackle that big room redo of their dreams. We’ve been following three participants along the way, from the full-of-ideas beginning to the what-was-I-thinking? middle. Now, it’s time to see the results of all their hard work.
Dec 1, 2022
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3 Designers’ Best Tips for Getting Your DIY Over the Finish Line
There’s a secret step hidden in every big DIY project: not quitting. The beginning and end are a blast, with their fresh energy and job-well-done satisfaction. It’s the middle — where your room is still a mess, and you’re not sure you chose the right furniture, and why did you start this project anyway? — that can get sticky. These three designers are in the middle right now.
Dec 1, 2022
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4 Little Ways to Make Your Guest Bedroom as Cozy as Possible
The holidays are about family, togetherness, and memories. They’re also a little bit about being the house that everybody wants to stay at. We kid, but there is something special about waking up to a home full of loved ones. So we want to make our houseguests feel extra welcome, with a comfortable guest room full of thoughtful touches to help them settle in.
Nov 21, 2022
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5 Genius Cleaning Tips That Are More Effective Than What You’re Doing Right Now
We’re convinced that the first person to say “Work smarter, not harder,” was talking about cleaning. Of course, there’s a time and place for a roll-up-your-sleeves, crank-up-the-tunes deep clean. But keeping your home tidy day-to-day is all about efficiency: shortcuts and multitasking tricks to help your home feel clean even when it’s not, per se, spotless.
Nov 21, 2022
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If You Have Pets, Do These 4 Things Before the Holidays
Pets love routine, and the holidays are anything but. Suddenly there are new house guests, an ornate tree in the living room, and a Santa hat they’re expected to don for family photos. Amidst all the (human) activity, it can be easy to forget that your pets, and their messes, might need a little extra attention this time of year. No worries: With some simple prep and cleaning tricks, everyone in your house can enjoy the season.
Nov 21, 2022
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3 Clever Ideas for Setting a Pinterest-Worthy Holiday Table
When you’re getting dinner on the table, there’s one step that often gets put off until the last minute: setting it. As prime entertaining season approaches, we challenge you to start by setting the table — and to go all out. (In fact, a common tip we hear among our favorite entertaining experts is to set the table the night before the party. It won’t get lost in the day-of chaos, and you’ll know that every part of the meal has its place.
Nov 16, 2022
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12 Affordable Luxury Gifts That Are Wrapped and Ready to Give
The holidays will be here before we know it. While this season ushers in lots of excitement, the end of the year can often feel frantic and even stressful. Take gift shopping, for example: Whether you’re buying for a few close loved ones or your list is longer this year, choosing a present that shows you care — and one your recipient will actually be excited to receive — can pose a challenge.
Nov 15, 2022
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This Design Marketplace Is Your One-Stop Shop for Heartwarming Holiday Gifts
In theory, doing our holiday shopping early is totally achievable. But in reality, that luxury is gone before we know it — whoops! December catches us off guard, and instead of having enough time to search for meaningful gifts for everyone on our lists, we’re left scrambling to find things that are still in stock and won’t be delivered (too) late.Which is why we appreciate Minted so much.
Nov 14, 2022
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This Trend-Proof, Showstopping Design Piece Will Make Your Holiday Celebrations Come Alive
There are few big-ticket items that withstand the test of time and look amazing in your home for decades. Even fewer that double as conversation starters and instant, interactive icebreakers at those holiday parties. In fact, we can only think of one: a piano.You might not have a piano yourself, but we bet your parents or grandparents did. Pianos used to be staples and centerpieces of the home — part statement piece, part at-the-ready entertainment.
Nov 8, 2022
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4 Style Trends That Will Shape Our Homes in 2023, According to Design Professors
With 2023 just a few calendar flips away, we’re excited to see which trends will inspire our home decor. And as much as we wish we could check a crystal ball for next year’s styles, interior design doesn’t work like that. In lieu of gaining psychic powers, we asked three New York School of Interior Design professors to share their predictions for 2023’s most influential home trends.
Nov 4, 2022
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These 8 Bold Paint Colors Will Be Huge in 2023, According to Benjamin Moore
When it comes to choosing a wall paint color, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. But in 2023, we challenge you to go big with color. Adding a vibrant accent wall to your living room, giving your entryway a pop, or painting your dining room ceiling (!) a dramatic shade is just the creative refresh your space needs.When you’re ready to bring more individuality to your home, look to the Benjamin Moore Color Trends palette for 2023.
Nov 3, 2022
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How Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s New Collection Can Update Your Space
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are known for designing homes on TV that are both stylish and practical. Now your IRL home can get the same pampering, seriously! The secret is in their signature furniture line.We love how every piece in Nate and Jeremiah’s new fall collection gives you a little bit from each of them. So while Nate captures your attention with timeless and worldly designs, Jeremiah comforts you with luxurious fabrics and natural textures.
Oct 25, 2022
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Before & After: A Bighearted Food Pantry Gets a Bright Paint Update
An eye-catching floral mural welcomes visitors to Mother’s Pantry in Inkster, MI, offering a preview of the positive spirit inside: As the area’s only client choice food pantry, they allow clients to shop like a grocery store, selecting items to suit their families’ dietary needs. Supporting its community’s health is a critical mission for Mother’s Pantry, and one its staff and volunteers take seriously.
Oct 21, 2022
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My Healthy Home: A Fitness Pro’s Sun-Drenched Brownstone
Name: Bianca JadeLocation: Brooklyn, NYSize: 2,813 sqftType of home: BrownstoneYears lived in: 1 year, rentingWhether she’s reporting on the latest fitness trends, sharing skincare secrets, or posting pics of her amazing nail art, wellness expert and TV host Bianca Jade is always on the move. So she needs her Brooklyn home — a gorgeously restored brownstone full of natural light and warm wood details — to be a place of calm and relaxation.
Oct 13, 2022
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My Healthy Home: This Light, Airy House Was Designed with Wellness in Mind
Name: Lisa Hayim, MS, RD, and Evan Shlofmitz, D.O.Location: North Shore Long Island, NYType of home: Single-family homeYears lived in: 2 yearsLisa Hayim is the real-talk friend we all need when it comes to wellness. A registered dietician, yoga instructor, recipe developer, wellness pro, and mom-to-be, she’s just as concerned about what goes into her body as she is about the space around her.
Oct 13, 2022
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Quick Tips for Cleaning After a Big, Rowdy Party
Erin and Jimmy are the kind of newlywed couple you’d love to hate, but they’re just too adorable. They sincerely enjoy each other’s company, share each other’s interests, and have countless other qualities that the rest of us are looking for on sites like WhyCantIFindMySoulmate.com. When they’re not making each other laugh or playing board games (no, really), they’re serious football fans who love watching the game with their friends.
Oct 13, 2022
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Painting a Rental: Tips and Tricks
Painting is one of our favorite quick decor fixes. It’s such a reliable way to personalize a home, to add character, sophistication and depth to a space. But easy as it is to buy paint and rollers and get color up on the walls, painting is not without its challenges, especially for renters who are often faced with reluctant landlords or stuck with previous tenants’ color choices.
Oct 13, 2022
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Fall Colors from Valspar Paint
Nature can be one of the best places to find color inspiration, and fall is is a great time to look for it. Rich reds, golden yellows, and deep greens are everywhere. Valspar Paint is ready to help you turn those inspirations into reality with five palettes for fall.A bright orange, used sparingly, brings just enough pop to enliven this mostly-neutral living room. The long, horizontal stripe on the wall keeps it looking clean.
Oct 12, 2022
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Before & After: A Beloved School Library Gets a Rainbow Refresh
When we were kids, there were few places as exciting as the library. We spent hours wandering the stacks and discovering stories that stuck with us into adulthood. And the library at Philadelphia’s Henry H. Houston School has been providing that magical experience since the 1920s!The K-8 school has long been an inclusive and diverse place for students and their families, with a vibrant academic and social community.
Oct 7, 2022
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Before & After: A Historic Church-Turned-Educational Center Gets a Welcoming Paint Refresh
We’re willing to bet you won’t find more smiling faces anywhere in Houston than BenCheri’ Educational Center. Since 2014, this community hub has offered local youth tutoring, mentoring, and after-school programming. From elementary school to high school, ABCs to financial literacy, BenCheri’ supports students with the knowledge they need to succeed. But the organization offers so much more than education.
Sep 29, 2022
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Enter for a Chance to Win: A Beautiful, Fully Customized Kitchen Sink Upgrade
Of all the perks our dream kitchen would have, what we’d put at the top of the list might surprise you: a beautiful, well-designed sink. Why? Because the sink is the heart of your kitchen’s workflow: From prep to cooking to clean-up, if your kitchen sink doesn’t function well, you’ll be frustrated every time you use it. The antidote to all that frustration is BLANCO, maker of ergonomic, durable, and totally gorgeous sinks, faucets, and accessories.
Sep 21, 2022
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Before & After: An LGBTQ+ Community Center Shines Even Brighter After a Colorful Paint Job
With its cozy loft vibe and big windows full of SoCal sunshine, JQ International is already a lively meeting spot for Jewish LGBTQ+ folks in Los Angeles. “J Club” — as it’s affectionately known — is the place to be for Pride events, youth group meetings, and casual drop-in hangs. It’s also an important hub for educational, mental health, and community-focused events: a safe space where queer Jewish people can feel comfortable and supported.
Sep 16, 2022
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This Earthy Paint Palette Will Make Your Home Significantly Calmer
Nature is inspiring a lot of interior design right now, and the reason is simple: The colors of the natural world offer respite from work, life, and whatever’s on your mind. They can turn your home into a serene haven from everyday stress. So to highlight the warm, grounding power of these hues, we created a color palette layered with desert shades of mauve, bronze, and clay. Meet Earthy Pleasures.
Sep 15, 2022
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The Surprising Spot in Your Kitchen That’s Worth an Investment
When you think about improving your kitchen, it makes sense to start with the spot where you spend the most time — and we bet that’s not where you think. We’re talking about a gold mine of amazing upgrade potential that’s hiding in plain sight: your sink. A whopping 60 percent of our time in the kitchen is spent at the sink. (Just ask whoever in your house is on dishes duty tonight.
Aug 23, 2022
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Hilton Carter’s Sunny Baltimore Home Has Nearly 300 Houseplants — Including One Growing Out of the Floor
Name: Hilton CarterLocation: Baltimore, MDSize: 3,200 square feetType of home: American ColonialYears lived in: 1, ownedAs Apartment Therapy’s Plant Therapist, Hilton Carter is the first person we turn to when our snake plants are looking sad or our pothos needs propagating. His deep knowledge about all things green, his fresh sense of style, and his warm, you-can-do-this attitude have helped many a plant-filled home flourish. Including his own.
Sep 9, 2022
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Kate Arends Filled Her St. Paul Home with Playful Twists on Traditional Decor
Name: Kate ArendsLocation: St. Paul, MinnesotaSize: 5,500 square feetType of home: Colonial ramblerYears lived in: 2, ownedWhether she’s transforming her kitchen, styling effortlessly chic outfits, or fielding questions about relationships and parenting, Kate Arends lives up to the name of her popular design and lifestyle company: Wit & Delight. Like your friend who always thrifts the coolest finds, Kate adds her relaxed and irreverent style to everything she touches.
Sep 9, 2022
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This Lush Green Color Palette Feels Like a Walk Through Nature
Relaxing in nature is one of the most serene activities you can do — except maybe for relaxing in a home inspired by the calming power of the great outdoors. Sound soothing? We think so too. That’s why we designed a paint palette of rich greens and organic accent colors. Together, these hues create a soft, grounded look that feels like a quiet walk through the forest. Meet Verdant Vanitas.
Sep 8, 2022
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This Bold Jewel Box of Colors Will Transform Your Space
Subtlety is nice, but this year we’re more into style that shouts a bit. For those who don’t shy away from color, we created a paint palette that will add a little shine and sparkle to your home. Full of lush jewel tones and vibrant pastels, it’s like a treasure chest of baubles — a.k.a. the perfect accessory. Meet the color palette we’ve named Crown Jewels.
Sep 1, 2022
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Refresh Any Room with This Vibrant, Nature-Inspired Paint Palette
Lush and organic decor, full of natural materials and rounded shapes, is having a moment. We’re bringing the trend into high-def with a paint palette that plays off its most captivating colors: verdant greens, sunset pinks and oranges, and soft neutrals. Together, they’re a combination of energetic and calm that makes any day — and any room — feel breezy and inviting. Meet the color palette we’re calling Mint Julep.
Aug 25, 2022
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Before & After: This Renter-Friendly DIY Added a Personal Touch for Only $43
When you’re a renter, it can be challenging to make your home a true expression of yourself. But Cyn Moreno has a knack for adding personality to any home. She created a bright and utterly distinct apartment by focusing on DIYs that add individuality to her Los Angeles rental — without putting her security deposit at risk. And she teaches others how to do the same. “If you’re an apartment dweller, you have so many limitations on what you can do,” Cyn says.
Aug 8, 2022
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3 Big Ideas That Helped a Chicago Renter Make Sense of Her Open Floor Plan
Our design styles are always evolving, but perhaps most of all in our mid-twenties. That’s when we start to look around at the random furniture, family hand-me-downs, and sidewalk scores we’ve gathered since our first apartments and say to ourselves: “Huh?”Samantha was ready to swap her assortment of furniture for new pieces that felt more cohesive and sophisticated.
Aug 8, 2022
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4 Tips for Making Even the Most Hodgepodge-y Room Feel More Cohesive
We don’t believe in rules when it comes to design, but we do believe in some tried-and-true principles that have never let us down. And if you feel like your space needs a little extra something to feel complete, they just might help you get there.That was the case for the cozy Chicago apartment that Samantha shares with her roommate. The home had so many great elements — exposed brick! natural light!
Aug 8, 2022
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3 Easy, No-Reno Ways to Make Your Kitchen Feel Bigger
A delicious home-cooked meal is one of life’s greatest joys. And though Samantha and her roommate had a modern and bright kitchen in their Chicago apartment, one important ingredient was missing: a place to eat.With a small open-concept kitchen and living area, they usually ate meals on the sofa. And they didn’t do much entertaining, since there wasn’t a good spot for friends to gather. So Samantha set out to make their kitchen and dining area more functional.
Aug 8, 2022
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Before & After: A Chicago Renter Turned One Narrow Space Into a Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen
We’ve all been there: that moment in your twenties when you feel like an adult, but your home feels like a mishmash of everything you’ve thrifted, inherited from your parents, and rescued from the sidewalk. It’s not quite a dorm room, but it’s not not.That’s how Samantha and her roommate felt about their Chicago apartment. “Our furniture style could best be described as ‘nonexistent,'” she says.
Aug 8, 2022
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The Sleek $59 Kitchen Upgrade I Wish I Had Made Years Ago
As a native New Yorker, I was raised on some of the best tap water in the United States. I didn’t start using a water filter until I moved to Boston in my early 20s, at which point I realized I’d become a bit of a water snob. Even after moving back to New York I kept up the habit with a faucet filter, just to make sure my tap water tastes the way I like. But after five years, my old filter was in need of replacement, so I wanted to see what other (better?
Aug 1, 2022
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All the Tips, Tricks, and Decor an NYC Couple Used to Make Their Studio Apartment Feel Bigger
Studio apartments aren’t big on space, but that doesn’t mean they’re short on possibility. When Peggy and Anthony found their alcove studio in Queens, NYC, they knew they had enough room for exactly what they wanted: a cozy, stylish space where they could work from home, entertain friends, and unwind together.The trick was to design their new home in a way that created distinct mini “rooms” (walls not required).
Jul 29, 2022
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4 Tips for Turning Your Tiny Studio into a Bedroom That’s Actually Comfortable
When you live in a studio apartment, making your bedroom feel restful is especially important — and can be especially challenging. For Peggy and Anthony, who just moved into an alcove studio apartment in New York City, the goal was to make the “bedroom” feel as separate from the living space as possible.The couple turned to The Home Depot’s online collection of furniture and decor for assistance.
Jul 29, 2022
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This NYC Couple Fit 2 WFH Spaces in Their Studio Apartment — with Room to Spare
When Peggy and Anthony moved in together, they knew they needed to get creative to make their alcove studio work as both a home and a co-working space. That’s right: They both work from home, and home is one big room. In a studio apartment. In New York City.To help them make the most of their space — while giving each other space — Peggy and Anthony made some smart design moves.
Jul 29, 2022
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Before & After: An NYC Couple Configured a Studio Layout for Working, Living, and Entertaining
All of our homes do double and triple duty these days, but Peggy and Anthony’s apartment is really working overtime: The newly cohabitating couple share an alcove studio in Queens, NYC with an open living space and bedroom nook — and they each work from home.With such cozy quarters, Peggy and Anthony had to be intentional about arranging their space to support independent work days, chill couple time, and dinner parties with friends.
Jul 29, 2022
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6 Unexpected Tips AT Staffers Want You to Know Before Your Next Move
You can’t avoid every stressor that comes with moving. But you can have a plan to mitigate the struggle of packing your life into cardboard boxes — one that will help you enjoy your new space sooner and make it feel like it’s truly yours.To help make your next move easier, we asked three recently relocated, moving-savvy Apartment Therapy staffers for their best advice. The one through-line? Prioritize making your new bedroom as restful as possible.
Jul 21, 2022
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This Bed Elevated My Room — and Came Together With No Hardware
When I moved into a new place last year, I set out to make it as “me” as possible. I was living alone for the first time in a long time, and I wanted to decorate intentionally — especially in the bedroom, which I wanted to feel extra supportive and grounding.I knew of a few accent items — a shaggy area rug and soft linen sheets — I could use to start building up my new, cozy, organic aesthetic.
Jul 8, 2022
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Before & After: An Easy, Hand-Painted DIY Made This Outdoor Space Complete — and Ready for Summer
Three years ago, when Danielle Guerrero and her husband bought their first house — a new construction with basic, builder-grade furnishings — she was a DIY novice. That didn’t last long: Danielle started tackling projects like adding shiplap and installing new flooring, and she hasn’t stopped. Along the way, she amassed a collection of power tools, a lot of know-how, and a community of folks eager to discover their own DIY skills.
Jul 12, 2022
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How to Create Your Very Own Outdoor Oasis
Here’s a riddle: What makes your home bigger overnight? Spring!Once the weather warms up, all that outdoor space is just another room to hang out in. And this year, we’re redecorating. It’s time to turn that yard, patio, rooftop, or patch of grass into a vacation-worthy spot for sunny days and warm nights — whether you want to host friends, play games, or lounge with a good book.We’re setting the whole scene with the latest seasonal finds from Walmart.
Jun 21, 2022
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3 Playful (and Affordable) Tablescapes for Al Fresco Dinners
We’re not scientists, but we’re pretty sure that food tastes better outside. A warm evening, a freshly prepared meal, a chilled bottle of wine, a table full of family and friends soaking up the last rays of sun — sounds extra delicious, no? That’s the magic of dining al fresco. And when spring arrives, it’s time to seize every opportunity for it. Put down the paper plates: We found great deals for setting the table for a season of memorable everyday feasts.
Jun 21, 2022
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3 Ways You Can Get Your Home Ready for Spring Right Now
When those first beams of springtime sunlight pour through the windows, our homes start to sparkle with possibility. (And a little dust. But mostly possibility.) Suddenly, we’re energized to jump into all the projects and DIYs that we’ve been daydreaming about. After the snowy days of winter, it’s finally time to change things up, get outside, and make this the best, brightest, most fun-in-the-sun spring yet.
Jun 21, 2022
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All the Dreamy Dorm Decor You Need to Make College Feel Like Home
Here at Apartment Therapy University, we can’t help you pass Organic Chemistry or tell you how to find the student union, but we can help you design the coolest collegiate space around. Whether you’re living the dorm life or moving into your first off-campus apartment, having a comfortable, stylish home base will inspire you all semester long.
Jun 15, 2022
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The Very Best Essentials for a More Elevated College Dorm or Apartment
College is a rite of passage into adulthood: Managing your own schedule, keeping up with your coursework, and creating your own home — even if it’s a dorm room. Whether you’re a freshman or grad student, living on campus or off, the start of a new school year is the perfect time to upgrade your living space into a stylish hub for studying and socializing.You don’t need a degree in design to make it happen: Bed Bath & Beyond® can help.
Jun 14, 2022
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These Are the College Essentials You Need for the Ultimate Study (and Sleep) Sanctuary
Back-to-school shopping isn’t only about freshly sharpened pencils and color-coded folders (though we’re always ready to talk organizational systems). It’s also a great opportunity to make sure your space is set up to be chic, comfortable, and conducive to a new year of hitting the books.
Jun 14, 2022
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These Are the 10 Things You’ll Really Need on Moving Day
There’s nothing more exciting than a new home — and nothing more stressful than moving into one. But don’t get your packing tape in a twist: While we can’t make all those boxes disappear (sorry), we can keep you from feeling overwhelmed and underprepared on your first day in your new place. And that goes double for first-time movers.
Jun 13, 2022
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How to Transition Your Dorm from Study Mode to Chill Mode
College is one of the best times of your life — and one of the busiest. From group projects and cram sessions to 10-page papers and pop quizzes, you need a home base that feels calm and cozy when the school day is (finally) done.Whether you’re living in the dorms or an apartment off-campus, you can create a relaxing respite from all that scholastic hustle.
Jun 9, 2022
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3 Dreamy Styles That Help You Enjoy Your Outdoor Space More
Keeping your outdoor space set up for entertaining comes with so many benefits. Tired after a long workday? Retire to your private oasis. Favorite restaurant closed? Invite friends over for al fresco noshing. Inspired to host a dinner party? Your table is ready.That said, it’s OK if your patio/balcony/backyard isn’t quite hosting-ready yet.
Jun 2, 2022
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We Want to Give Your Favorite Neighborhood Spot a Paint Makeover!
We will never not be excited about choosing paint colors. It’s literal magic! Whatever mood you’re looking for — calm, creative, serene, sophisticated — a coat of paint can create it instantly. Paint has the power to transform and transport us to places that inspire us to be our best selves. And we want to give your block a paint makeover.We teamed up with Benjamin Moore to give away paint makeovers to four worthy community spaces in a neighborhood like yours.
May 31, 2022
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3 IKEA Upgrades That’ll Elevate Your Outdoor Entertaining Space This Summer
If you’re lucky enough to have a private outdoor space at home, you’re probably already thinking about all the ways you can make the most of it this summer: a haven for plants, an alfresco dining area, or your own tropical-inspired at-home getaway. Whatever your vision, chances are you’re hoping to share that space with friends and loved ones.If you’re planning to entertain, you’re going to need some supplies.
May 24, 2022
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Looking to Give Your Home a Breezy Summer Refresh? Here Are 3 Affordable Ideas from IKEA
It’s that wonderful time of year when we get to utter those three magic words: Summer is here. And whether you have an apartment in the city or a cottage in the country, you’re probably hoping to make a few seasonal upgrades and changes. Maybe you want to turn your backyard into an outdoor dining area that reminds you of your favorite restaurant. Struck by wanderlust? Now is the time to transform your bedroom into a hotel-inspired abode.
May 24, 2022
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How a First-Time Dog Owner Made the Pet-Friendliest Home for Her New Pup
For their entire seven years together, Abby and Vic had always wanted a dog. “Most couples dream of having kids, but we dreamt of having a house full of golden retrievers,” she says. It never seemed like the right time to take the plunge. When the couple relocated from California to Dallas, away from family and friends, life suddenly felt a lot quieter. And then they met Ollie.“Ollie was such a quiet and shy puppy. We looked down, and he was staring up at us.
May 24, 2022
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2 Interior Designers Share the Classes They Loved as Students — and Still Use Today
Professionally decorated homes have that extra something-something that many of us would love to add to our homes. But even figuring out what that is can seem like a task for an expert. Is it the custom built trim? Those extra lights? Or maybe just making the right color choices? Whatever it is, it would sure be nice to have.
May 20, 2022
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This First-Time Furniture Flipper Had Major Success with an Unexpected Object
Living alone for the first time is a special milestone: an opportunity to find out not just what you like, but also what you can accomplish. For Emily Sanchez, a San Diego business owner and content creator, moving into her first solo home has been a journey of growth and independence. She’s learned a lot about herself — and she’s learned a lot of skills, too.Decorating a small space on a budget means that Emily is constantly using her creativity in new ways.
May 19, 2022
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Why We Love Our Outdoor Spaces — and How to Make the Most of Yours
Our outdoor spaces feel like little sanctuaries to decompress and catch up with loved ones. Whether you’re working with a lush backyard, quaint patio, or communal rooftop, every sized space is precious. And the key to realizing your exterior’s potential? Finding the outdoor furniture that’s just right for your space.Start by looking to experts who build stylish pieces for inside and outside the home.
May 13, 2022
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4 Tips from Design Pros on Successfully Pursuing Your Passion
Maybe you find yourself reimagining your decor or giving home styling advice to friends. Perhaps you just enjoy seeking out the beauty in your surroundings. Whatever your passion is, making time and space to explore those interests can enrich your personal and professional life — especially if you’ve ever dreamed of making your passion your occupation.To help you take your next step, we asked three professional interior designers for their advice on navigating a creative field.
May 13, 2022
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From Summer Blackouts to Wacky Winter Weather, This Smart Investment Helps Weatherproof Your Home
With extreme summer temps on the way — and with them the potential for blackouts — we’re thinking about how to be ready for power outages. There are the classic supplies, like bottled water, flashlights, candles. But if you’ve ever had to toss a full fridge of spoiled food (or run out of juice on your phone with no way to recharge), then you’ll know why we’re also investing in something a little more serious: a power station.
May 12, 2022
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How to Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp — and Use It to Personalize Home Decor
Your space is an expression of your own personal style, no matter what you put in it. Maybe you pride yourself on snagging the best pre-loved furniture or decor at thrift stores. Or maybe you’re a pro at incorporating pieces you’ve inherited from loved ones and collected on your travels into your space. Either way: All these one-of-a-kind touches are a powerful way to make your home truly yours.
May 9, 2022
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This Workspace Upgrade Costs Less Than $10 — and Might Even Cure Your 3 pm Slump
If you’re making a list of the things that have changed in the past two-ish years, it’s accurate enough to just write “EVERYTHING” in all caps. If you want to write two words, you could add “our workspaces” too. The definition of “going to the office” has shifted, and a lot of people are still alternating between a commute that stretches through several stoplights and one that involves walking down the hall.
May 3, 2022
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Three Show-Stopping Before and Afters That Wow with Color
A new coat of paint is one of the most stunning and, usually, longest-lasting ways to revamp a room. So to make sure your wonderful paint job stands the test of time, stains, and sun exposure — and to make sure that paint color you spent hours picking out looks picture-perfect on your walls — take a tip from the pros. Remember your primer!Even first-time painters can achieve professional-looking results when they apply a coat of primer before beginning to paint.
Apr 20, 2022